Recently the Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Laura Donaghy officially opened the playspace at the public open space at Whitechurch. Speaking at the event Deputy Mayor Cllr Laura Donaghy said, “This is a playspace that arrived at the right time. Covid has reminded us how important our local open spaces are. Having play facilities located in the areas where children live gives them support as they grow and provides vital activity for healthy child development.”
Natural play has benefits for children in terms of increasing mental and physical well-being, developing imagination, and allowing children to assess risk and develop their coping abilities. The Deputy Mayor went on to pay tribute to Whitechurch Residents Association, the local community and the children of Whitechurch for their support of the playspace; their active engagement in the consultation process and acknowledged the ownership and care the local community have for their playspace and the work of the Council staff in managing the project and maintaining the playspace.
Pictured in main image: Members of the Residents Association and local residents with local Councillors Emma Murphy, Alan Edge and Yvonne Collins after the opening of Whitechuch playspace by Deputy Mayor Cllr Laura Donaghy.
Pic Credit: Ben Ryan